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Old 21-03-2018, 05:38 PM   #9
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This Online Etymology Dictionary will hopefully be compelling to you.


Has no relation to:


I find that these bits:
directly from Latin persona "human being, person, personage; a part in a drama, assumed character," originally "a mask, a false face," such as those of wood or clay worn by the actors in later Roman theater.
...are more useful in relating the word to contemporary legal usage than trying to break down old language with modern definitions of its constituent syllabic parts.
It's very simple. You posit spirits, I posit nothing, as in neutral, as in no position on the matter; not a vested interest in the outcome, couldn't care less either way even if it was really really real. I don't have to prove nothing, nor can I and nor do I care. Who in this situation has the burden of proof?
If demons control this realm and you want help in defeating them then you'd better be able to convince non-believers that they exist.
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